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How Game Historians Are Keeping Your Favorite Bits From Being Lost Forever

Jason Scott Internet Archive In a talk at GDC, Internet Archive curator Jason Scott explained how and why the non-profit preserves history by making sure games from the past aren’t lost as we move on from old hardware and software platforms. Read More

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YC-Backed Outbound Helps Businesses Message Customers Over Both Email And Mobile

email-sms-puzzle With the shift to mobile devices, businesses today have a need to reach their customers wherever they are – and that includes marketing to their customers outside of email alone. A Y Combinator-backed startup called Outbound wants to help today’s marketers run campaigns that go beyond just tracking “opens and clicks,” and can also reach customers using… Read More

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Nextdoor Joins The Billion Dollar Valuation Club With New $110M Funding

nextdoor Nextdoor just became the latest private tech company to join the swelling ranks of the billion-dollar valuation club.
The San Francisco startup, which runs a social network for people to interact with others who live in their physical neighborhoods, announced today it has raised $110 million in new funding. Nextdoor has confirmed that the raise was conducted at a $1.11 billion post-money… Read More

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Vanhawks Raises $1.6M To Help Put The Valour Smartbike On The Road

20141015-086A4712-Edit-Edit-Valour-bl-splash Smartbike startup Vanhawks, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, has raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Olympic triathlon gold medallist Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit partners and various angels. The company will use the funding to help deliver its Valour smartbike, which raised over $820,000 on Kickstarter last year, to its first customers starting this spring. Read More

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Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

garmin fenix-1 This is common and one of the chief concerns Garmin is addressing with the Fenix 3. It looks and works like a normal watch. Just don’t call it a smartwatch. It sports some basic smartwatch functionality, but it’s mainly a glorified activity tracker. And I like it. After two weeks, I’m still wearing it, which is one of the biggest endorsements I can give a product. Basics… Read More

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Oculus CTO John Carmack Says Gear VR Gets A Full Launch With Samsung’s Next Cycle

Gear_VR_Still Samsung and Oculus have been treating Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in a similar manner, meaning both pieces of hardware are clearly labeled as developer or enthusiast devices, and not meant for the general public. Oculus CTO John Carmack said Gear VR will get a proper, full consumer launch with Samsung’s next hardware cycle, however. This was Samsung’s desire with the most recent… Read More

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Liveblog: Xbox Head Phil Spencer Talks About The Future Of Gaming On Windows And Xbox

Phil Spencer Xbox head Phil Spencer is at GDC today to give a talk on the future of gaming and game development on the Windows and Xbox platforms. Read More

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Google’s Cloud Pub/Sub Real-Time Messaging Service Is Now In Public Beta

Google Google is launching the first public beta of Cloud Pub/Sub today, its backend messaging service that makes it easier for developers to pass messages between machines and to gather data from smart devices. It’s basically a scalable messaging middleware service in the cloud that allows developers to quickly pass information between applications, no matter where they’re hosted.… Read More

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Nvidia’s Shield Set-Top Box Could Finally Make The Stream Dream Real

shield-streetfighter1-compressor This new gadget is called simply the Nvidia Shield, which means the company probably wants it to lead the lineup that also includes the Shield Tablet and Shield Portable, and it’s powered by the new Tegra X1 processor Nvidia debuted at CES this year. More important than all that, however, is that it’s a delivery mechanism for Grid, the streaming game service introduced by Nvidia… Read More

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Smart Contact Cards Arrive In Yahoo Mail Featuring Automatically Updated Contact Info And Links To Social Profiles

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 12.26.37 PM Yesterday, Google announced a well overdue overhaul of its Google Contacts service which introduced a redesign and a handful of new features, and today Yahoo is following up with some contacts-related news of its own. The company is now rolling out new “Contacts Cards” in Yahoo Mail, which are small cards that pop up when you hover over a person’s name in a message, showing… Read More

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